All The Heart Eyes | The Cut Shoppe

Hey there friends! This month The Cut Shoppe is teaming up with Creative Scrappers so I have a bonus layout to share with you today!

12x12 Scrapbook layout using Amy Tangerine On A Whim & Simple Stories Carpe Diem Posh stickers with The Cut Shoppe Heart Eyes Cut File

We are working with Sketch #305 this month.

I started in Cricut Design Space with the Heart Eyes Cut File. I sliced out the sentiment from one of the open hearts. I then copied & pasted the heart 3 times. I sized them to fit onto a 12×12 layout and welded two of the hearts together. I then used the “all the heart eyes” heart for the title of my layout.

I cut all of the hearts on 6×6 pattern papers from the Amy Tangerine On A Whim Collection, but before adhering the hearts to the layout I wanted to add a little mixed media to the white cardstock base. I did not use any gesso on this layout because I knew I would be adding a lot of water and I wasn’t planning on blending multiple colors. I went to my go-to No Yoking Coloringz from Shimmerz and applied the color to the white cardstock using the packaging technique.

12x12 Scrapbook layout using Amy Tangerine On A Whim & Simple Stories Carpe Diem Posh stickers with The Cut Shoppe Heart Eyes Cut File

After the mixed media was dry I adhered the hearts to the background. I also added hand stitching around each of the hearts. I used multiple color threads on the heart with the sentiment because it had an ombre effect. If you’ve ever done hand stitching you understand that it can be quite time consuming, but I always love the look! I didn’t want to take away from the hand stitching so I added very few embellishments to the layout. I used ephemera & chipboard pieces from the Amy Tangerine On A Whim Collection and also a few stickers from the Simple Stories Carpe Diem Collection.

12x12 Scrapbook layout using Amy Tangerine On A Whim & Simple Stories Carpe Diem Posh stickers with The Cut Shoppe Heart Eyes Cut File

12x12 Scrapbook layout using Amy Tangerine On A Whim & Simple Stories Carpe Diem Posh stickers with The Cut Shoppe Heart Eyes Cut File.

For final touches I added my journaling using my We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter and a few Heidi Swapp Hot Pink Color Shine splatters.

12x12 Scrapbook layout using Amy Tangerine On A Whim & Simple Stories Carpe Diem Posh stickers with The Cut Shoppe Heart Eyes Cut File

This photo was taken on a car ride home from school one day. My niece snapped it in the car and I knew that I had to print it off and scrapbook it! How cute are they with their Snapchat puppy faces!

Now you can take a look at the process video that also includes a Cricut Design Space tutorial!

You can join in the sketch challenge fun by creating a layout and sharing on Instagram with the hashtags  #CSSketch305 and #CreatingWithSketches. Also remember to check out all of the cut files in The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store!

Happy Memories | The Cut Shoppe

Hi friends! I have a new layout to share with you that was recently on The Cut Shoppe blog using the Washi Love Cut File and the Follow Your Heart Cut File.

12x12 Design Team layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Washi Love & Follow Your Heart Cut Files, American Crafts Shimelle Little By Little Collection, Pink Paislee C'est La Vie mirror word, elements from Heidi Swapp and a lot of hand stitching

I started in Cricut Design Space by slicing apart the Washi Love Cut File. I wanted to use three of the washi images and copied/pasted the images so I had two of each design. I then brought in the Follow Your Heart Cut File and sized it over the washi stripes. My intention for the heart cut file was to use it as a template for hand stitching. Because I had 6 washi images on the layout I also wanted to have 6 rows of hand stitching, so I copied/pasted the heart cut file image a second time and sized it slightly smaller than the first. I will use the second smaller heart template to add two additional rows of hand stitching so the number of hand stitched hearts will equal the rows of washi.

I cut the washi images on a patterned paper from the American Crafts Little By Little Collection designed by Shimelle. I positioned the washi in rainbow order on a white cardstock background and lightly adhered the washi strips in place. I then used my hand to hold the heart cut file image in place and used my paper piercer to poke holes along the hearts for my hand stitching. I started with the largest heart cut file image and then repeated the same steps for the smaller heart cut file image to created 6 hearts on the layout.

12x12 Design Team layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Washi Love & Follow Your Heart Cut Files, American Crafts Shimelle Little By Little Collection, Pink Paislee C'est La Vie mirror word, elements from Heidi Swapp and a lot of hand stitching

12x12 Design Team layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Washi Love & Follow Your Heart Cut Files, American Crafts Shimelle Little By Little Collection, Pink Paislee C'est La Vie mirror word, elements from Heidi Swapp and a lot of hand stitching

After the hand stitching was complete, I positioned my photo on the right side of all of the hearts. I used multiple ephemera pieces from the Shimelle Little By Little Collection as layers behind my photo and also to create a cluster to the bottom right of the photo. I added one of the Little By Little wood buttons to the center of the camera die cut. I also added a Heidi Swapp mini clip to the upper right hand corner of the photo.

12x12 Design Team layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Washi Love & Follow Your Heart Cut Files, American Crafts Shimelle Little By Little Collection, Pink Paislee C'est La Vie mirror word, elements from Heidi Swapp and a lot of hand stitching

I then moved on to the title which consists of a silver reflective word ‘Memories’ from Heidi Swapp and I paired that word with the reflective mirror word ‘Happy’ from the Pink Paislee C’est La Vie Collection.

12x12 Design Team layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Washi Love & Follow Your Heart Cut Files, American Crafts Shimelle Little By Little Collection, Pink Paislee C'est La Vie mirror word, elements from Heidi Swapp and a lot of hand stitching

I’m getting ready to start the Ali Edwards Week In The Life™ project and as I’m prepping for this project it has me looking at my photos a little differently. I normally don’t get overly sentimental when scrapbooking older photos, but this photo really made me feel all the feelings. It was taken a few years ago on a walk home from school, but there were so many tiny details in the photo that brought back a flood of memories! That over sized Transformers book bag, the PU on Aidan’s hand for kindergarten pick up, holding hands with his cousin as we walked home. So much has changed in these few short years. Aidan has graduated from this school and the school he now attends isn’t within walking distance, his book bag no longer look like it is wearing him because he has grown so much, and at this time in his life Transformers was his absolute favorite. All of these minor details within the photo just popped out at me.

I initially wasn’t going to include any journaling on this layout because I was afraid that it would take away from the aesthetics of the layout, but because I was feeling all the feelings with this layout I decided it was important. I not only included the date of the photo but also included the date of the journaling. For me personally, I know the timing of when I scrapbook a layout can determine the journaling I include. Had I scrapbooked this photo in 2014 my perspective may be different because I wouldn’t have known that Aidan’s Transformer phase would be over or that he would grow so much in just a few short years.

12x12 Design Team layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Washi Love & Follow Your Heart Cut Files, American Crafts Shimelle Little By Little Collection, Pink Paislee C'est La Vie mirror word, elements from Heidi Swapp and a lot of hand stitching

Now you can take a look at the process video!

Thank you so much for spending part of your day with me and remember to head over to The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store to check out all of the cut files and digital collections.

Hello Love | The Cut Shoppe

Hi friends! I’m back with a new layout that was recently share on The Cut Shoppe Blog using the April Showers Cut File.

12x12 Design Team scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe using the April Showers Cut File & Shimelle Little By Little Collection

I knew I wanted to create a grid design and I wanted to use Cricut Design Space to help create the lines. I positioned 3 vertical score lines at the 2″, 6″ & 10″ lines on the design screen. I then inserted another score line and placed it horizontally at the 6″ line. Once I had the score lines positioned on the design screen I used the “attach” feature to hold all of the score lines together and in place. By using score lines in Cricut Design Space it ensures that my grid lines will be perfectly straight. I then sliced out the two cloud images from the April Showers Cut File and appropriately sized them within the grid lines.

12x12 Design Team scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe using the April Showers Cut File & Shimelle Little By Little Collection

After the images were cut and scored, I used a paper piercer to poke holes in the background patterned paper, which is from the Shimelle Little By Little Collection. I then hand stitched the grid onto the patterned paper using white embroidery floss. I cut the clouds in both patterned paper, from the same Little By Little Collection, and also white cardstock. I layered and slightly offset the patterned paper from the white cardstock to create a shadow. I then stacked and adhered the remaining cut file images to create depth and dimension.

12x12 Design Team scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe using the April Showers Cut File & Shimelle Little By Little Collection

Then came time to embellish. I used multiple die cuts from the Shimelle Little By Little Collection and also a scallop puffy sticker from the Pink Paislee Oh My Heart Collection designed by Paige Evans. I know this cut file has a very spring feel to it, but when I first saw this cut file I immediately thought BABY! I love how all of the die cut clusters fit so well within the grid lines and the overall color scheme is just perfect for a baby themed layout.

12x12 Design Team scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe using the April Showers Cut File & Shimelle Little By Little Collection 12x12 Design Team scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe using the April Showers Cut File & Shimelle Little By Little Collection

This photo is taken of Aidan and my newest little nephew, Elijah. I mean, seriously, how cute are these boys?! I’ll admit and would never deny being a baby hog, but Aidan held him more than I did! If you’ve followed my blog, YouTube Channel or Instagram for any length of time I’m sure you know that Aidan is an only child. But seeing him with this sweet little baby and seeing on his face how much he adored this little one made me realize what a great big brother he would have been! It did make my heart pitter patter for just a moment, but I truly do feel blessed with my perfect family of three!

12x12 Design Team scrapbook layout for The Cut Shoppe using the April Showers Cut File & Shimelle Little By Little Collection

Now you can take a look at my process video that also includes a Cricut Design Space tutorial.

Thank you so much for spending part of your day with me! Remember to head to The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store to check out all of the cut files and digital collections!

Elevator Usie | The Cut Shoppe

Hey friends! I’m back to share a layout that was recently on The Cut Shoppe Blog using the Brush Up Alpha Cut File and the Selfies & Usies Cut File.

12x12 Scrapbook Layout using The Cut Shoppe Brush Up Alpha Cut File and Selfies & Usies Cut File. Pink Paislee Paige Evans Oh My Heart Patterned Paper #21

The Cut Shoppe | Brush Up Alpha Cut File The Cut Shoppe | Selfies & Usies Cut File

I started in Cricut Design Space by slicing out the individual letters from the Brush Up Alpha Cut File. I cut each letter for the word ‘Elevator’ four times and then stacked them together to create dimension. I repeated the same steps for the word ‘Usie’ from the Selfies & Usies Cut File. Now I have to admit that I didn’t even realize the word ‘usie’ was a thing! I looked up the word ‘usie’ to be sure I was using it properly, and sure enough, any photo that has 2 or more people is an usie. I always thought that these types of photos fell into the ‘selfie’ category! Who knew?!

12x12 Scrapbook Layout using The Cut Shoppe Brush Up Alpha Cut File and Selfies & Usies Cut File. Pink Paislee Paige Evans Oh My Heart Patterned Paper #21

I also cut a large circle in Cricut Design Space on a piece of purple cardstock and backed the circle with a patterned paper from the Pink Paislee Oh My Heart Collection designed by Paige Evans. I then placed my title on the layout. I had originally planned on using the same purple cardstock for my title, but loved how the white cardstock just popped off the page!

12x12 Scrapbook Layout using The Cut Shoppe Brush Up Alpha Cut File and Selfies & Usies Cut File. Pink Paislee Paige Evans Oh My Heart Patterned Paper #21

Next I started working on my photo cluster. I used multiple die cuts from the Pink Paislee Oh My Heart Collection designed by Paige Evans. My photo is an usie taken in an elevator from our trip to Chicago last summer. Thankfully my family plays along with my incessant need to take photos! Ha!

12x12 Scrapbook Layout using The Cut Shoppe Brush Up Alpha Cut File and Selfies & Usies Cut File. Pink Paislee Paige Evans Oh My Heart Patterned Paper #21

I also tucked die cuts from the Oh My Heart Collection along the edge of the circle. I also added a few chipboard pieces from the Thickers sheet and a washi strip from the Oh My Heart sticker book. I added my journaling to my page using my We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter. To help the layout look more complete I added hand stitching using white embroidery floss around the perimeter of the circle.

12x12 Scrapbook Layout using The Cut Shoppe Brush Up Alpha Cut File and Selfies & Usies Cut File. Pink Paislee Paige Evans Oh My Heart Patterned Paper #21

Here’s a video showing the process of how this layout came together.

Remember to head to The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store to check out all of the cut files and digital collections! Thanks for spending part of your day with me!